Bad Atheist Arguments: Book Review of “The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist”

A Christian writer promises to illustrate the dreadful consequences of bad atheist arguments. Read on to see if any of your arguments are dreadfully bad. [Read more…]

Explanation for Objective Morality? Another Fail.

In my never-ending quest to find a reasonable defense for the Christian claim of objective morality, I consider the argument of another apologist. [Read more…]

’Tis the Season!

It’s Christmas time! Here are a few Christmas-themed posts from the vault. [Read more…]

“But Who Created God?” an Atheist Fallacy?

The Christian says that God did it, and the atheist responds, “But who created God?” Is this a fair response by the atheist? Many Christian apologists say no. [Read more…]

ONE Bias That Cripples Every Christian Apologetic Argument

Here is a single bias that (in many forms) seems to underlie most Christian arguments. [Read more…]

Pascal’s Problem: A Mathematical Disproof of Pascal’s Wager

Guest post: Pascal’s wager takes a gambler’s probabilistic look at the promise of the afterlife. From this perspective, betting on Christianity’s afterlife is just a smart bet. But this conclusion doesn’t stand up to analysis. [Read more…]

Simplicity: the Trait Missing from Christianity

Christianity is not simple. Its holy book is huge, and libraries could be filled with the books written about it, arguing one way or another about an unending list of problems and puzzles. But doesn’t that complexity reveal something? The message from a real god would be simple. [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s Criminally Bad C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument: Evil and Science

This is the final part of Frank Turek’s comprehensive apologetic for Christianity. He says that the Problem of Evil actually works in his favor, and the fruits of science are proof of God’s existence. See if you are more impressed than I was. [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s Criminally Bad C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument: Morality

Turek makes the popular mistake of confusing “morality” and “objective morality.” A dictionary would clear up a lot of Turek’s confusion. [Read more…]

The Devastating Muslim Test for Christianity

Imagine a thought experiment in which Christians try to convert Muslims. Muslims are excellent candidates since they already embrace the supernatural, accept much of the Old Testament, and even see Jesus as a prophet. What could possibly go wrong? [Read more…]